Twenty-one Fulton students were among 300 young athletes who participated in this year’s George Wilson Sports Fest. This was the sixth year the Paducah native and NFL star has held his camp at Paducah Tilghman High School. Wilson, a safety for the Tennessee Titans, received help in a big way from several former and current NFL players. Bryan Hall, a Tilghman alum and current Baltimore Raven, helped out as well as his teammate Terrence Cody. According to their website, the George Wilson S.A.F.E.T.Y. Foundation Sports Fest is a program that has been designed to give students an opportunity to participate in activities that will assist in the development of the true leader within. Sports Fest consisted of breakout sessions and sporting activities that incorporated the Foundations seven core values: faith, honesty, caring, respect, responsibility, leadership, and team work.
This year the Foundation partnered with the Fuel UP to Play 60, Paducah Independent School District and Western Baptist Hospital to raise the awareness of childhood obesity. The Sports Fest Football Camp, which ran from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., consisted of agility drills, football specifics, sprint races and team building exercises. The Cheerleader Camp consisted of cheer warm-ups, exercises and dance moves. Fifteen football players and six cheerleaders from Fulton were able to attend.
The football players have been busy this summer. In addition to attending the camp in Paducah, the team has been undergoing Sports Specific Training (pictured below) conducted at Creative Fitness gym in Fulton.